Examining the development, spread and transmission of zoonotic diseases through the food chain; from animals, through production processes to humans, this book discusses the ways modern food production systems contribute to the risk of zoonotic disease, and where mitigation strategies need to be focused. Covering factors in the animal production process and attributes of microorganisms that allow potential contamination of food sources, this book discusses pathogens that have recently emerged as important infections, and new trends in animal production such as organic livestock farming and raw milk consumption.
1. Globalization of the Food Supply and the Spread of Disease.; 2. Epidemiology of Pathogens in the Food Supply.; 3. Manure as a Source of Zoonotic Pathogens.; 4. Animal Feed as a Source of Pathogens; 5. Milk and Raw Milk Consumption as a Vector for Human Disease.; 6. The Contribution of Antibiotic Residues and Antibiotic Resistance Genes from Livestock Operations to Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment and Food Chain; 7. On-farm Mitigation of Enteric Pathogens to Prevent Human Disease; 8. Organic Agriculture and its Contribution to Zoonotic Pathogens; 9. Zoonotic Implications of Avian and Swine Influenza; 10. Crohn's Disease in Humans and Johne's Disease in Cattle - linked Diseases?; 11. Transmissible Spongioform Encephalopathies as a Case Study in Policy Development for Zoonoses.